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Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
President's Post October 2017

Welcome to the October edition of The Post and thanks for opening this to read about some updates on activities around your Club.

  • Key Contacts
  • This Edition
  • 70th Anniversary celebrations - buy your ticket !
  • What's happening at the Club ?
  • Keep up to date and keep informed !
  • Please Support the Sponsors that Support us
  • Our Vision (updated post recent AGM resolution)

  • This Edition

    Updates from Club Secretary, Steve Woodfull:

    • For those that haven't wrapped up memberships, please do urgently as they are now overdue. This may also include NEW or RENEWED WWCC's
    • We had a large number of applications for the Office Administrator position and will shortly short list. In the meantime, we have found additional temporary support and appreciate your patience with membership renewals / applications. (The Membership page on the website has valuable help with the online process).
    • A call out for a Bumblebee editor responsible for the electronic distribution of Club news on a quarterly basis

    Update from VP Lifesaving, Justine Cain:
    The Bronze and Cadet Camp 2017 / 2018 is set to be our best one yet. Candidates will receive notification this week via email. The team have been working behind the scenes to plan an awesome camp !

    Update from VP Aquatic Sports, Drew Robinson:
    Update on the 3 sub committee's discussed at the AGM - These sub-Committees have been established to assist the Executive Committee with the financial management and governance of the club and to focus on and enhance engagement with all members of the club. The formation of these sub-committees is currently in its infancy, but a process is underway to detail clear scope and responsibilities for each sub-committee and also to ensure that suitable and willing members are appointed to the Committees. Should any member wish to be considered for any Committee, we would welcome participation and request that your expression of interest be sent to me at asap.

    I'm pleased to advise that the position of Treasurer that I have been covering since the AGM has now been filled. Catherine (Bunny) Carrigan has been appointed and will work closely with our Book-keeper and Accountant (who have been working steadily in the background since the AGM).
    Bunny is a management consultant currently running her own niche supply chain and business reform consultancy. She is also a serving Army Reserve Colonel with 20 years of prior service in the Australian Regular Army. Bunny has a long association with the town of Point Lonsdale having holidayed here every year since she was six months old. She also lived here in 1999 while posted to Fort Queenscliff. As a youth, Bunny yearned to become a Nipper but it was the early 70s and girls were not allowed to participate. The year that girls were finally allowed was the year she became too old. She therefore took up surfing and remains an avid 'punter 'surfer. She is excited to finally be able to contribute to PLSLSC. Her son Will has been involved in the Cadet and Bronze programs and was a Nipper instructor for three years. Bunny has been active on several committees and Boards, performing as Chair for a number of them. She has also been an Honorary ADC to the Governor of Victoria. Welcome Bunny !

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of being at the Club and (partly) assisting with final preparations for the Gear Inspection. It was great to see the teamwork and interaction between our life saving services leadership group - well done Charlie and the team. Thanks to Tim, Huw, Tom, James, Justine, Shona, Alan and Jim that have / are assisting with this important process.

    In the last fortnight it was great to have Chris Harper and Matt Vaughan visit the HC Windmill Back Beach Base, along with project Architect Tony Baenziger, Andrew MacLeod and myself to look at some other options for addressing the concrete cancer affected section of this vital lifesaving facility. We want to build a cost effective building that also meets the needs of a modern lifesaving service.

    A reminder that just around the corner are 2 special events to celebrate the significant milestone of the Club's 70th Birthday. Tickets are available online, for this all ages community event :

    70th Anniversary celebrations - buy your ticket !

    It's just around the corner !

    Winter is nearly over, so it's time to start the Summer Season with a huge party!!!! Let's celebrate the Surf Club's 70th Anniversary with a PARTY FOR ALL AGES!!!! Everyone involved with the Point Lonsdale Community are invited to attend whether you are a member or not. If you're not going to the races don your BLACK & GOLD, or get dressed up in your finest, OR combine both - Gather your group of friends and come along!!! Guaranteed to be a huge night. Look out Summer here we come!!!!
    What to expect on the SATURDAY night:
    - Gourmet Finger Food all night long
    - Live Band
    - Daryl Braithwaite's 'Horses' will get you rockin'
    - Dance till you drop
    - Happy Hour
    - Drinks @ bar prices
    What to expect at the SUNDAY brunch:
    - Live Band
    - Sit down Gourmet BBQ Brunch and dessert
    - Drinks @ bar prices
    Tickets include SATURDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY BRUNCH click on the link below:

    What's happening at the Club ?

    Want to know what's happening now and in the future at the Club ?

    Most of the coming season Club events have now been added. Now that the LSV Calendar is finalised these will be added shortly.

    Keep up to date and keep informed !

    Did you know that we are on Facebook ?
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    Did you know that we provide regular updates and information via both social media and have so for several years ? (Over the peak summer period, we often provide several updates a day !)
    Even if you're not into social media, you can view recent posts on our Club Website Home Page.

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    Please Support the Sponsors that Support us

    Our varied and extensive Club services and activities would not be possible without the generous support of many varied Sponsors. Next time you require a service, please consider supporting those who support us and let them know that you value their ongoing support. Want to sponsor us or have a contact ? If so, please email Nat -

    Our Vision (updated post recent AGM resolution)

    We will provide lifesaving services for the community of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff, enable our members to develop their skills, knowledge and experience in lifesaving and sports and to improve the profile and influence of the club through community and member involvement and leadership in development programs and initiatives. We will be an open and inclusive organization and integral part of the community that we serve.

    Key Contacts

    Club Office:
    (03) 5258 1257
    PO Box 120 Point Lonsdale VIC 3225

    Current : Open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
    Mon, Tue & Wed.
    Answering machine when unattended.

    KD Allen Clubrooms / Glaneuse Bar:
    (03) 5258 3300
    HC Windmill Back Beach Base:
    (03) 5258 4123
    Santa Casa Beach Base:
    (03) 5258 3366
    4WD Mobile:
    0427 231 333

    Executive Committee:

    Matthew Ponsford
    Mb - 0419 52 52 58

    Senior Vice President:
    James Coutie
    Mb - 0438 377 947

    Club Captain: (Life Saving Services - ie. Patrols & Lifesaving Equipment)
    Charlie Pitney
    Mb - 0430 355 353

    Vice President Lifesaving: (Training and Assessment - ie. Camps, Courses and Skills Maintenance)
    Justine Cain
    Mb - 0417 182 686

    Vice President Aquatic Sports:
    Drew Robinson
    Mb - 0409 544 182

    Vice President Youth & Leadership Development: (Nippers)
    Richard Howden
    Mb - 0448 568 158

    Steve Woodfull
    Mb - 0428 566 627

    Catherine (Bunny) Carrigan
    Mb - 0414 823 039

    Vice President Property:
    Andrew MacLeod
    Mb - 0417 057 080

    Vice President Marketing:
    Natalie Cann
    Mb - 0418 112 995

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    Club Website

    Life Saving Victoria Website

    Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal

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